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* Contra Costa Co. Sheriff’s Shoot Burglary Suspect At A Tire Distribution Warehouse At 4575 Pacheco Blvd.

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Sheriff’s deputies shot and wounded a burglary suspect in unincorporated Contra Costa County near Martinez early this morning after the suspect rammed his vehicle into a patrol car, a sheriff’s spokesman said.At 2:24 a.m., deputies responded to a burglary alarm at a tire distribution warehouse at 4575 Pacheco Blvd., sheriff’s Lt. Steve Simpkins said. A deputy saw a man running from the business and told him to stop, but the suspect continued running and led the deputy on a brief foot chase, Simpkins said.The man then got into a truck, backed out and tried to run over the deputy, according to Simpkins. The deputy shot at the driver, but he kept going. At that time, a patrol car was approaching the scene, and the suspect rammed the patrol car across Pacheco Boulevard onto an embankment, Simpkins said. The deputy driving the patrol car got out and shot at the suspect.The suspect drove away, and the deputy was unable to follow him because the patrol car was disabled, Simpkins said.A mile or two down the road, Martinez police were able to apprehend and arrest the suspect.It turned out that he had been hit by the deputies’ shots, and he was taken to John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek where he was listed in stable condition, Simpkins said. The truck he was driving had been stolen from Walnut Creek. The suspect’s name has not yet been released, but Simpkins said he is a 50-year-old Oakland resident.Pacheco Boulevard was still closed between Arthur Road and Falling Star Drive as of 7:30 a.m. Simpkins said it would likely be closed for several hours.

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